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Old 06-24-2014, 07:05 AM   #11
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I tow a 08 23B with a 07 Honda Ridgeline with 5k capacity. We have 2 kids and a Newfoundland. We don't take a ton of heavy stuff, but don't lack for anything either. Mostly tow 2-4 hours, mostly highway, and fairly hilly terrain (NH White Mtns). Other than the expected lower MPG, the Honda tows it very well with high quality WD/ anti sway, etc. We love our 23B. Friends with larger TT's feel ours has a more spacious feel. Good luck with whatever your choice.
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:29 PM   #12
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Go with x23b over the x20e more storage space for clothes. Fits my family of 4 with room to spare. Had 4 adults and 4 kids (6,4,3,2 years old)
Eating dinner around the table little tight but worked great. After reading around on this post found out alot of people fill up at the camp ground for water so that will save alot of ibs. No big deal to take 5min to fill tank. I do it because the trailer is lighter to tow not because worried about being over weight.
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We have an X20E. With 3 adults there is plenty of room and plenty of capacity. However, with 3 kids, their toys, etc, I can see it being tight. Keep in mind that your kids grow. More weight, more toys. Get the X23B and plan to buy a bigger truck in a couple of years. Consider crew cab PUs because you'll want to take your kids bikes too. We've been RV camping for over 20 years and have never taken water in the tanks with us. Even when we boon docked with our PUP there was always a place to get water.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:26 PM   #14
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Agreed. We never carry water in the tanks. There is no reason to carry the extra weight when it is available at the campground.

If you are worried about drinking the CG water, then bring a few gallons of drinking water from home for just the purpose of drinking. Another option is to get an in-line water filter.

A CCC of 1000 pounds is a LOT of gear when you don't need to carry the water.
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The 1,000# of cargo capacity is deceiving, the yellow sticker on the door from the factory of my 2015 X23B says 662#. We do have some additional options installed/reducing our capacity, TV, power package, underbelly & grill. Recently weighed just over 5,000 at the scales, full tank of water and all our typical camping gear included. We have a truck with an 8' bed that we keep the dogs and some other odds and end in, but the weight adds up quick!
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The 1,000# of cargo capacity is deceiving, the yellow sticker on the door from the factory of my 2015 X23B says 662#. We do have some additional options installed/reducing our capacity, TV, power package, underbelly & grill. Recently weighed just over 5,000 at the scales, full tank of water and all our typical camping gear included. We have a truck with an 8' bed that we keep the dogs and some other odds and end in, but the weight adds up quick!
No surprises there. A full water tank, of which the capacity is stated on the Jayco website as 48 gallons, weighs in at 400 pounds. That reduces the allowable non-water CCC to only 262 pounds.
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Didn't mean to hijack your thread about the cargo capacity, the 23B is great for our family of 3. We've been out nearly 20 nights in it since we picked it up in April. My wife and I sleep in the front bed and my daughter sleeps in the dinette area with the table down, she's only 4. Plenty of counter space and room for all our clothes and food for our typical 4-5 day trips. Great camper for us so far, no complaints. We ordered ours with the 2" lift, they both sit very low. We looked at 20e when were shopping, very similar just a bit smaller with 1/3 less storage in the back and limited counter space is what we came up with. We traded off a 30 footer so we thought the 23b was about as small as we wanted to go.
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We have a x20e, is great for the two of us, however for a larger family I would also suggest the x23B. The x23b has more counter space, drawers for silverware, basically 3 extra feet of living space. You will love the slide, makes a lot more room inside, but still are able to access everything while it's in. Great floor plan in both.
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